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American Anthropological Association
This professional association presents resources for educators, as well as information about issues and activities in the field.
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
"This Center provides resources for teaching and learning about grassroots culture around the world; exhibitions focus on such topics as the Silk Road, Maroon culture in the United States, and Mekong lifeways."
Anthropology Department: California Academy of Sciences
"The permanent research collection of the Department of Anthropology comprises approximately 16,000 objects, most of which are ethnographic. These pieces originate from around the globe, documenting the diversity of human cultures and the ways in which we humans have adapted to Earth's varying environments."
The Library of Congress American Memory
Free and open access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.
Ethnography, Observational Research, and Narrative Inquiry
"This writing guide from the Writing Center at Colorado State University presents a handy introduction to doing observational research and presenting the results of such research."
Selected Cultural Anthropology Websites
Mesoweb is devoted to the ancient cultures of Mexico and adjacent Central America, including the Olmec, Zapotec, Mixtec, Teotihuacan, Toltec, Aztec, and Maya (reserving the word Mayan for the language and the word Maya for the people and their culture).
The World Factbook (CIA)
"The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities."
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What Americans can learn from other food cultures